Big Flowers Tunic and Butterfly World

I always struggle when I shop for my 5 year old daughter.  When I hit the High Street I become increasingly frustrated with the tat that is on offer.  Why do retailers subject us to Hello Kitty?  Do people really buy it?  I’m always on a quest for good quality clothes, simplistic but still with a hint of style.

I tend to find myself, when shopping online, leaning towards Swedish Clothing companies for kids.  They seem to have just what I’m looking for; quality and style.  Two of my favourites are Polarn O. Pyret and Me & I.

I don’t mind paying a bit more for quality.

Last week, during school holidays we went to Butterfly World which is local to us.  Madame, insisted that she

“needed something bright to wear so that the butterflies would be attracted to her”

She chose the Big Flowers Tunic from Me & I.  Which made perfect sense, butterflies like flowers, right?

Girl's Big Flower Tunic

Another added bonus, when eating chocolate the tunic is rather forgiving and hides some of the mess.

Girls Online Fashion

With spring teasing us, I had a little play with putting together an outfit based on the Tunic.  This season calls for layering.  The jacket and shoes are from Vertbaudet, another favourite and the leggings are from Polarn.  However, it was a bit of a dream as the outfit would cost about £100 and I can’t justify spending that much on a 5-year old.  I’m not known for my fashion sense but what do you reckon?

Spring Fashion for Girl's

Disclosure:  The Tunic was compliments of Me & I.


Labelling kids clothes made easy!

My daughter only started school in Sept and I’m already starting to get hacked off with the number of items of clothing we’ve already lost. I won’t mention the jacket she only wore once and coincidentally another child has the same one but the mum was adamant it wasn’t hers.

A few people mentioned Sharpies, as a foreigner I had no idea what it was and had to Google it. Surprisingly, I did have one, but I have to say that this personalised hand-made stamp (£16.95) from Stamptastic is a godsend. It works on fabric, metal, wood & plastic and doesn’t wash off! I’ve been busy stamping all of her belongings.

For the record her name is not Victoria King!

Disclosure: the stamp was complimentary

Tunes for Toddler Tantrums

My daughter has the most amazing hair but it’s a freaking nightmare to brush.  It usually involves a lot of screaming and ducking and diving!  We’ve tried everything from special brushes to leave in conditioners.   I hate brushing it as much as she hates having it brushed.

Thanks to Tunes for Tantrums (songs about doing your teeth, brushing your hair, eating your good, getting into your buggy) we’re making some headway, excuse the pun!  Seriously check this out!

Note:  This was the first time we listened to this armed with a brush!!!  I wish I would have taken a before and after!